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Boxmoor, Hertfordshire

Historical Description

Boxmoor, an ecclesiastical district in Hemel-Hempstead parish, Herts, on the Grand Junction Canal and the L. & N.W.R., 2½ miles NW by N of Kings-Langley. It has a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Hemel-Hempstead. Population, 4210. The scenery in the neighbourhood of the railway station is very rich and beautiful, and the moor, whence the name is taken, is extensive, and cannot be built upon. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; gross yearly value, £280 with residence. The church is a building of stone in the Early English style, and has been enlarged since its erection in 1874. There is also a Baptist chapel. A public hall was erected in 1889-90 at a cost of £1300.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies have the Baptisms, Banns, Marriages, and Burials online for Boxmoor

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hertfordshire is online.


Online maps of Boxmoor are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hertfordshire newspapers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hertfordshire, 1572 and 1634. Edited by Walter C. Metcalfe, F.S.A. is available on the Heraldry page.

Postal districtHP1
Post TownHemel Hempstead